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Body-Informed Wisdom

Anxiety Relief, Body-Informed Wisdom

March 21, 2024

4 Ways To Self-Soothe With Touch

Can You Self-Soothe With Touch?  Self-soothing with touch is a necessary skill that we all deserve to use freely, but we don’t always have the experience, knowhow, or wherewithal to utilize this important piece of our toolkit. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, trauma response, or depression, the right methods of self-soothing can make all the […]

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Body-Informed Wisdom, Mindfulness and Wellness

March 15, 2024

Healing Generational Trauma: A Beginner’s Guide

For good or ill, every family has stories that have been passed down from parent to child. These can be literal stories recited from living memory, or even figurative stories that have been acted out by parent and child, sometimes for hundreds or even thousands of years. But it goes deeper than just the behavioral […]

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Art Therapy, Body-Informed Wisdom, Therapeutic Activities

February 29, 2024

Why Expansive Therapies Work

Expansive therapies encompass a variety of therapeutic approaches that aim to address mental health concerns through innovative and often holistic methods. If you or a loved one haven’t experienced expansive therapies before, it’s natural to wonder how and why they work. Art therapy, somatic therapy, and ketamine assisted psychotherapy can and have changed the lives […]

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Body-Informed Wisdom, Uncategorized

October 20, 2023

the benefits of full body wisdom

The Benefits of Full Body Wisdom

Full body wellness is the often elusive state of having both mental and physical vitality. We may categorize these two distinct types of wellness as being independent of one another, but the truth is that they’re more intertwined than we realize. The connection between the mind and the body is a powerful thing, but to […]

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Body-Informed Wisdom

May 11, 2023

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What Happens In A Somatic Therapy Session?

Somatic Therapy uses the connection between the mind and body to heal the maladies of both. For many patients, it has proven helpful in treating PTSD, addiction, depression, and even chronic pain. Our mind and body are deeply symbiotic entities that coexist and work in tandem to regulate our thoughts, feelings, and actions. When you […]

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Body-Informed Wisdom

April 6, 2023

Befriending your body

Befriending Your Body

Contrary to productivity and convenience, our life experiences can manifest in our bodies whether we want them to or not. Trauma can persist within our bodies well after our conscious minds decide to move on. After all, our minds might remember, but our body keeps the score. According to researchers, our traumatic experiences are stored […]

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Body-Informed Wisdom, Change, Spirituality, Uncategorized

March 23, 2023

supporting the divine feminine

Supporting the Divine Feminine

The divine feminine is the grand ideal of femininity. The concept of the divine feminine can be difficult to wrap your head around, and the prospect of embodying such a thing can seem overwhelming or out of reach. After all, nobody here in the material plane has a perfect understanding of the divine. What we […]

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Body-Informed Wisdom, Integration

April 20, 2022

Integration of Mind and Body

What happens when you make all your decisions from the mind and don’t listen to the signals your body sends you? You miss out on some incredibly important pieces of information about yourself. Your body’s intelligence is nothing to mess around with. Your body has awareness before your brain is able to logically process anything. […]

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Body-Informed Wisdom, Integration

April 6, 2022

How to Integrate All of You

Are you feeling stuck, stagnant, fragmented, and disconnected from yourself? Do you feel like you’ve lost an essential part of who you are? Are you unsure of where to go next, and because of that, you feel worn out and out of balance, like you can’t get over your own head? Integration can help you […]

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Body-Informed Wisdom

March 24, 2022

Movement for Tough Emotions

The connection between our mind and body is pivotal, but often poorly understood. It can be all too easy to ignore the emotion-driven signals in our bodies, or isolate the processes of our mind from our physical symptoms. Symptoms of poor emotional health can include: back pain, insomnia, heart palpitations, dry mouth, fatigue, high blood […]

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